PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
[Filed April 15, 2020, 10:43 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 363-116-0751 Qualifications for pilot applicants.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 88.16
RCW, Pilotage Act.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The board is considering changes to the qualifications for pilot applicants to be more inclusive of sea service that demonstrates essential qualities necessary for piloting.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: The board will be considering recommendations from the board's trainee evaluation committee and will be discussing them at regular public board meetings. Stakeholder comments are welcome. Upon further review and consideration of recommended revisions, a public hearing will be scheduled to consider the proposed new rule pursuant to the formal notice requirements.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jaimie C. Bever, 2901 3rd Avenue, Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98121, phone 206-515-3887, fax 206-515-3906, email BeverJ@wsdot.wa.gov, website www.pilotage.wa.gov.
April 15, 2020
Jaimie C. Bever